Where to Get Delicious Thai Food in the Hudson Valley

From pad Thai and ped Penang to red curry and durian, these local restaurants have Thai food down to a tee.

By Abby Audenino and Sabrina Sucato, with additional reporting from Ezra Baptist

What can we say? We love Thai food. In terms of cuisine, Thai dishes have a light, fresh flavor that is both comforting and elegant, but can be kicked up a notch if you’re a fan of spice. Whether you slurp up a bowl of noodles, chow down on crispy tofu, or indulge in a rich duck curry, you can’t go wrong with some tasty Thai.

Here are some of the best spots where you can find everything from pad Thai to duck Penang in the Hudson Valley.

Aroi Thai


With an extensive menu and a comfortable atmosphere, Aroi Thai is an ideal space for celebrations and group dinners. Get the red curry with shrimp or duck for your main meal. The kick from the dried red chili balances nicely with the coconut milk and basil. For dessert, try something new with the taro custard. The savory flavor of taro root is sure settle your stomach and satisfy your appetite. If you’re looking for something a bit sweeter, soothe your spice-swollen tongue with a helping of chilly coconut ice cream.

Bangkok Café

New Paltz

The fact that this New Paltz eatery offers delivery is convenient—and just a little dangerous where your wallet is concerned. If you like duck, try the duck noodle soup for lunch or the Panang vegetable curry with mixed vegetables. The dinner menu is replete with a variety of tasty dishes, but the shoo-shi duck and tilapia are the sure standouts for their delicate use of lemon leaves. This family-friendly spot has milder fried rice options that work well for little ones.

Bangkok Station


After years of serving up scrumptious Thai cuisine across the United States, chef Nida Sarawong has settled in Nyack. Once you stop into Bangkok Station, which opened in January of this year, you’ll understand why we’re so thrilled to have this new Thai joint in our midst. Sarawong mixes authenticity and innovation from appetizers to desserts, making this a must-try for foodies in the Hudson Valley.

Citrus Restaurant

New Windsor

Citrus Restaurant blends Indian home-cooking with Thai cuisine. Offering a wide variety of starters in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, the restaurant lets diners make a meal out of a variety of appetizers. Consider the citrus shaam savera, spinach and cheese dumplings serviced with a tomato-honey sauce, for a vegetarian option. For a spicier option, try the bamee pad nam prik pow, soft noodles tossed in a spicy Thai roasted chili paste with your choice of meat or vegetable.




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Although durian, the fruit, may not be the most appetizing thing in the world, Durian, the restaurant, has deliciousness down pat. With a price point that is slightly higher than those of the other eateries on this list, consider this spot for a fancy dinner or an “appetizer party” with friends. With starters like chicken satay, pork belly bao, and dumplings to get the party going, you can pass on the main course and go straight to dessert. The purple rice pudding is light and creamy, while the coconut sorbet, the restaurant’s signature treat, achieves the perfect balance between fresh and sweet.

Golden Buddha Thai


Fishkill’s Thai restaurant has all of the staples, like pad Thai, pad see ew, and pad gra pow. Skip those, however, and try one of the more creative offerings on the menu. The “Garlic Lover” may not be an acceptable choice for date night, but the combination of sautéed garlic, oyster sauce, and vegetables will have you floating on your own personal cloud nine.

Isaan Thai Star


Isaan Thai Star has quickly become one of Hudson’s signature delights. It offers a wide variety of classics from pad Thai to pad kee mao ped (a delicious duck noodle stir fry), but you can never go wrong with choosing from Isaan Thai Star’s variety of daily specials. The restaurant also offers delivery within the city of Hudson and some parts of Lorenz Park.

Kanda House


When you’re craving comforting Thai food in a hurry, Kanda House has you covered. Place not one but two orders for the steamed pork dumplings (they’re so good, you’ll want a back-up for later). For an entrée, you can’t go wrong with pad Thai. If you somehow manage to have room for dessert after all of that, treat yourself to the fried banana with vanilla ice cream or mango sticky rice. It’s heaven on a plate.

Kwan Thai

Pearl River

Kwan Thai is one of those places where you can order a bunch of appetizers and skip the main course completely. The fried wontons, packed with seasoned ground pork and served with a plum sauce, are addicting enough to merit a double order. Add to that a serving of chicken puffs or the tao hoo tod, a fried tofu dish garnished with a sweet chili sauce and peanuts, and you’ll be one happy camper.

Red Lotus

New Rochelle

Head to this New Rochelle space for the classics. Pad Thai warms your soul without weighing you down, while tom yum soups provide just enough kick to balance out the light broth. This is an ideal destination for a surprise weeknight dinner.



For anyone who has never before experienced the wonders of Thai cuisine, Sukhothai is a great place to start. Order a classic dish like chicken pad Thai, or go for the vegetarian gra pow, complete with crispy tofu, Thai basil, and a medley of vegetables for a lunch or dinner that is sure to please. Don’t feel like leaving the house? Order delights for delivery through GrubHub, DoorDash, or ChowNow.

Thai Garden


This Rockland eatery is beloved throughout the county and beyond for its authentic eats and top-notch service. If heat isn’t an issue, try the pad khi mao (also known as drunken noodles). The thin rice noodles pair perfectly with the flavorful basil and the spicy chili sauce. The restaurant now offers takeout and delivery through Uber Eats, GrubHub, and DoorDash.

Thai House



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This Nyack hotspot is a mainstay for Thai cuisine, and for good reason. The savory menu has traditional dishes that appeal to both newcomers and aficionados. Order the curry puffs, filled with delectable chicken and potatoes, as an appetizer before moving onto the ped Panang, a spicy roasted duck dish, for the main course. Word to the wise: Pay attention to whether or not a dish is marked “hot.” Thai kitchens take spice seriously.



Once a food truck in Fishkill, Thailicious settled into a brick-and-mortar location on the southside of Poughkeepsie. When you go, dig into the fan-favorite pad Thai or opt for whatever’s on the special menu for the day. The noodles are dreamy, as are the oh-so light shrimp rolls and crispy dumplings.

Thai Spice


If you want the most bang for your buck, Thai Spice is the place for you. Skip the appetizers and go straight to the entrees. The portions are easily enough for two meals—if not more—so don’t be shy about asking for a to-go container when your stomach calls it quits. For a showstopper that will wow the table, order the pineapple fried rice, a flavorful blend of chicken, shrimp, eggs, vegetables, and rice served inside a pineapple.

Warwick Thai


This classy eatery is one of Warwick’s best-kept secrets. One look at the menu and you’ll want to order…everything. Instead, start off light with steamed Thai dumplings, stuffed with chicken, pork, and water chestnuts, before venturing into dinner territory. The drunken noodles are a must for the main meal and can easily be made spicier if you dare. Savor the Thai coconut pudding for dessert as you wrap up an unforgettable meal.

Yum Yum Noodle Bar

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Although this local family chain is not strictly Thai, it serves up delicious plates of pad Thai and other Thai-inspired dishes. Anyone with allergies or dietary restrictions will love Yum Yum, where customized eats are the name of the game. Gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request, as are tasty toppers like seitan, braised pork, pork belly, and salmon.